Seattle designer Jeff Skierka’s new Mixtape Table appeals to the 80’s child in all of us. The handmade wooden table harkens back to the days of high school crushes and passing notes. Made from reclaimed maple wood, Skierka’s design is the perfect coffee table conversation piece for any room!
The Mixtape Table’s plastic cassette is made from gorgeous blonde reclaimed maple wood. Skierka spared no detail, the notched gears are made from short dowel rods, the four holes that hold the tape in the player line the edge of the table, the clear window in the center is cut out, even the inner rectangle, where a label would be, is recessed. Dark, reclaimed walnut wood has been cut into a smooth narrow strip to represent the actual tape, complete with round sections that emulate the tape coils in the center.
The replica wood mixtape table is then supported by two Lucite slabs which create a floating effect. A sheet of Plexiglass also sits across the top, to make for an even surface (and also protects should your glass of Mr. Pibb spill!). The table is built to scale of a real cassette, at 12:1. It is even reversible so you can show Side A or Side B!
Since the reclaimed wood prototype came out so well, Skierka plans to produce a run of the tables with high grade plywood and a glass top.